The author's Italian version of his De Christiana religione, first printed in 1474; the Latin version, by the title of which the work is generally cited, was first printed in 1476.
Title from caption to the prologue, leaf a1 recto.
Imprint derived from colophon (q2 recto): Finito ellibro della christiana religione colle nuoue additioni e agiunta conpilate e agiunte pel sopradeto famosissimo philosopo platonicho Marsilio ficino fiorentino Inpresso inpisa [per] Ser lorenzo e Ser agnolo fiorentini delmese digiungno: adi .II. M.CCCC.LXXXIII.
Signatures: pi² a-i⁸ l-o⁸ p⁶ q².
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Chancery folio; a2 recto: 31 lines, 173 x 105 mm; type: 111R; initial spaces with guide letters.
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, VII, 1095
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 9879
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, F151
Incunabula short title catalogue, if00151000
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.404.43 FOLIO imperfect(?): pi1 and pi2 trimmed down to the text and mounted, possibly inserted from another copy or copies. Many other leaves reattached. Leaf q2 verso lined. Large initials on a1 recto rubricated in blue with red penwork flourishes into the margins. Leaf dimensions: 261 x 184 mm.
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.404.43 FOLIO with unidentified dealer's description laid on to front pastedown. "Z18.104.22.168" inscribed on front pastedown. Dealer's notes at front. Inscribed on pi2 verso: "De vita et scriptis Marsilii Ficini vide Schelhomii Amoenitatis: Tom. 1." Purchased in November, 1950.
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.404.43 FOLIO bound in ca. 17th-century olive goatskin, double-panelled in gilt, over wooden boards. Spine gilt in a single vertical panel, with paper label dated in manuscript. All text block edges gilt.